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Decorative Plywood Decision Draws Legal Challenge

Decorative Plywood Decision Draws Legal Challenge Two Chinese manufacturers and a U.S. importer are challenging the Commerce Department decision that expanded the scope of products subject to antidumping and countervailing duties on plywood imported from China. The contested products are plywood with face and back veneers of radiata or agathis …

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U.S. Imports Of Hardwood Plywood Fall

U.S. Imports Of Hardwood Plywood Fall U.S. imports of hardwood plywood from January – October 2019 are 7% lower than in 2018, despite an increase of 18% in October. Imports from Russia alone grew 39% in October. Imports from both China and Indonesian fell in October and are down 52% …

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EPA May Restrict Use Of Formaldehyde

EPA May Restrict Use Of Formaldehyde The EPA announced that it may add formaldehyde to a list that allows the agency to more carefully monitor and restrict its use, after a conflict between the EPA and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. The House committee subpoenaed the EPA over …

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Wooden Cabinets and Vanities From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations

Wooden Cabinets and Vanities From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations A Notice by the International Trade Commission on 10/24/2019 DOCUMENT DETAILS Printed version: PDF Publication Date: 10/24/2019 Agency: International Trade Commission Dates: October 9, 2019. Document Type: Notice Document Citation: 84 FR 57050 Page: 57050-57052 (3 …

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Hearing Set For Kitchen Cabinet Trade Case

Hearing Set For Kitchen Cabinet Trade Case The U.S. International Trade Commission set February 20 as the date for its final hearing in the antidumping and countervailing duties case against kitchen cabinets and vanities imported from China. The proposed vote date is scheduled for March 24.   SOURCE: DHA

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South Korea Launches Antidumping Probe Into Vietnamese Plywood

South Korea Launches Antidumping Probe Into Vietnamese Plywood The South Korea antidumping investigation was prompted by claims that cheap imports of plywood are seriously damaging the domestic industry. Vietnamese products accounted for approximately 40% of South Korea’s estimated $677 market for plywood in 2018. The preliminary result of the antidumping …

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Commerce Confirms Chinese Circumvention On Hardwood Plywood

Commerce Confirms Chinese Circumvention On Hardwood Plywood The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final antidumping and countervailing duty circumvention rulings involving exports of hardwood plywood from China, finding that hardwood and decorative plywood with face or back veneers of radiata or agathis pine circumvent existing orders. U.S. Customs …

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Indonesia: Duties Erased On Lauan Plywood

Indonesia: Duties Erased On Lauan Plywood The U.S. International Trade Commission recommended cutting duties down to zero on thin lauan plywood imported from Indonesia. The U.S. Trade Representative granted this along with more than 90% of other requests. SOURCE: DHA  

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